Melvin V. Ezell, 82, of Yakima died Thursday. Mr. Ezell was born in Chester, Okla., and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was owner and operator of Intervalley Aviation Inc. in Oregon and Idaho for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ezell of Yakima; two daughters, Christalee Ezell of Portland and Deborah Ezell of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Sylvia Wyatt of Bend, Ore.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home and Crematory, Yakima.